Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Upcoming events

Fri 22 Oct 2021

In this free 90-minute online workshop, participants will learn about the relevant legislation such as data protection legislation and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Participants will also learn about strategies that enable them to share research data. These include carrying out an assessment of disclosure risk, obtaining informed consent, anonymising data and regulating access to enable data to be shared. There will be time at the end for questions and discussion.


Thu 4 Nov 2021

In this webinar, the panelists provide their experiences with the tests they have used to evaluate the FAIRness of their metadata, the measures they took to improve their FAIRness score, and recommendations to others who would like to improve their score using FAIRness evaluation tests. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.


Thu 4 Nov 2021

This is a workshop designed to give participants a virtual tour of ReShare, where you will learn everything you need to know in order to archive data using our self-deposit repository.


Fri 5 Nov 2021

This free 90-minute online workshop will explain the difference between types of consent and how as a researcher you can consider data archiving and future reuse in the consent process, considering one-off and process consent. This session will also focus on highlighting best practices to prepare consent documentation. We will evaluate consent forms researchers have used in practice and discuss the model consent form the UK Data Service advocates. There will be time at the end for questions and discussion.


Tue 9 Nov 2021

This free workshop is an introduction to computational social science. It offers attendees a chance to understand and discuss what computational social science is, what it is good for, how to become a computational social scientist, and the basic steps to follow in an ideal computational social science research project.


Thu 11 Nov 2021

High-quality data have the potential to be reused in many ways. Archiving and publishing your data properly is at the core of making your data FAIR and will enable both your future self as well as others to get the most out of your data. Recently, more and more scientific journals are implementing open data policies, leading to researchers' dilemmas about where, when and how to publish the data.


Mon 15 Nov 2021

Participants will learn about the key issues to consider when using secondary data analysis as a method. This introductory workshop will briefly cover the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of your data. Quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis will be discussed with examples and issues of context, sampling and ethics raised.


Thu 18 Nov 2021

This free 90-minute online workshop will introduce you to the UK Census, the data held by the UK Data Service, and how to use the web interfaces to access the data. There will also be up to date information on the progress of the 2021 Census for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the 2022 Census for Scotland.


Tue 23 Nov 2021

This event is a hands-on workshop on Geographic Information Systems for social scientists with some experience in R.


Mon 29 Nov 2021 - Wed 1 Dec 2021

EDDI21, the 13th Annual European DDI User Conference will take place virtually.


Tue 30 Nov 2021

This online workshop will present an overview of the longitudinal studies available via the UK Data Service, the key features of longitudinal surveys and the policy relevance (impact) of the information they contain, how to access the data, undertake exploratory online analysis and get further help.


Wed 8 Dec 2021

This free 90-minute online workshop will introduce you to the international time series data held by the UK Data Service, we’ll look at the range of socio-economic topics covered, explore some key datasets like the World Development Indicators and the IEA Renewable Energy Statistics, and cover how to access and download the data.


Past events

Mon 18 Oct 2021 - Wed 20 Oct 2021

FORCE11 Conference


Thu 30 Sep 2021

Join us on 30 September, 14.00-16.00 CEST! In a world beset by challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, the social sciences have never been more important for impartial, evidence-based research and analysis.


Fri 2 Jul 2021 - Fri 30 Jul 2021

The ESRA2021 conference is going online: every Friday in July!


Mon 28 Jun 2021 - Wed 30 Jun 2021

A three-day virtual conference, free to attend, present, and publish.


Wed 23 Jun 2021 - Thu 24 Jun 2021

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.


Tue 1 Jun 2021 - Thu 3 Jun 2021

ICRI 2021 will be a fully virtual event that runs from 1-3 June 2021. The conference engages policy experts, facility managers, leading researchers and a variety of other stakeholders to discuss challenges and emerging trends for research infrastructures around the world.


Tue 18 May 2021 - Thu 20 May 2021

We are pleased to announce that the IASSIST 2021 Global Virtual Conference (GVC) will be held on 18-20 May 2021. Workshops will be held the week prior.


Mon 22 Mar 2021 - Thu 8 Apr 2021

The 2021 CSDI Workshop will be a virtual event, with a mixture of pre-recorded presentations and live panel discussions.


Wed 24 Feb 2021